Lifelong Learning Archive

Farmers_Market_Veggies2Our second visit to the Waterford Harbor Farmer’s Market this summer will be an introduction to E-Books and E-Readers and how the library can help patrons access them for free from the library . Library Director Tim McDonough will be available to demonstrate how this technology works and how the library can help users get the most from their devices. So join us on Sunday Aug. 17 from 9-12pm and learn how e-books are changing the way people read!

family-tree On Sunday June 8th from 12:30-3:30pm, the library welcomes members of the Troy Irish Genealogy Society. They will be on hand to assist people in looking up information about their ancestors. Half hour sessions are available for registration in advance, as well as walk-ins. You do NOT need to be of Irish descent. Bring any information you already have along with your questions. Especially useful will be the names of parents and grandparents, their dates of birth and where they were born or lived. The volunteer researchers will do their best to find answers, which can sometimes be surprising! Please call the library at 237-0891 for additional information or to register.

trains@night  We couldn’t think of a better photo exhibit to host in our space, which just happens to be a restored D&H Railroad Freight Depot.  “Trains at Night”  from William Gill offers a unique look at our railroad heritage and a glimpse into a world that most of us do not notice enough. Our opening reception will take place this Thursday from 6 to 7:30pm, and William will be available to answer questions and to talk about his photos. We are also hosting a display of D&H Railroad memorabilia from the collection of Edward Moulton. For more information please contact the library at 237-0891.

childlibraryday2014On Saturday February 1st, the library will be participating in the 2nd Annual “Take Your Child to the Library Day” celebration, which was fostered by a children’s librarian in Waterford, Ct. (great ideas come from places named Waterford don’t they) During the day, children are invited to come in and share in a storytime, create a craft and receive a free book and bookmark. We hope to issue some first library cards to children as well! Story-times will take place at 11am, 12 and 1pm. For additional information please contact Liz at 237-0891.